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Many Butler students 
in past years have attempted 
to get the midnight curfew 
changed in the residence halls 
and college apartments to a 
longer, more convenient one. 
Well, this year these diligent 
students have succeeded in 
reaching their goal. President 
Jackie Vietti has finally decided to give in to the stu- 
dents' requests and basically eliminate the curfew all 
together; changing it to a 24-hour visitation. Even 
though this new rule may seem more lenient, secu- 
rity measures have been increased, '^g^ 

Depending upon a student's opinion, the 
advantages of this rule might outweigh the disadvan- 
tages, or vice versa. Some advantages include bein 
able to have guests over at a students' own discre- 
tion or not having to worry about kicking a friend out 
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A potential inconvenience could be that a 
roommate constantly has annoying guests over all 
hours ofthe night, causing the other one to miss out 
on sleep. However, after several interviews, there 
was virtually no negative feedback, only happy resi- 
dents with happy guests. 

After interviewing several students, the out- 
come resulted in similar opinions. According to DTrek 
Swindell, Topeka freshman, who is currently residing 
in the West Residence Halls, the 24-hour visitation is 
quite nice. ^ 

Swindell says, "The new rule is better than 
the old." He likes that he can have guests over 
whenever he wants. 

In order to obtain a variety of viewpoints, 
Kiersten Karlix, Olathe sophomore, shared her opin- 

ion as well. Karlix currently lives in the on-campus 
apartments, which are complete with four bed- 
rooms, each housing at least two students. Even 
though there are many students living in each 
apartment, Karlix has not encountered any prob- 
lems pertaining to noise or unwanted guests. By 
adding up all the facts gathered from various stu- 
dents, the evidence declares that most of the resi- 
dents are satisfied with the chance to be trusted 
with the new visitation hours. 

Furthermore, another person satisfied 
with the new visitation is Micheal Baumgardner, 
Residence Hall Manager and Director of First Year 
Experience. Baumgardner has been in Residence 
Life and Higher Education for nine years at five dif- 
ferent colleges and universities. 

"I am happy with the results of the policy 
ange thus far. I believe in the developmental 
approach that we are taking to empower col- 
lege students living in the residence halls to make 
responsible decisions as adults by treating them as 
such," Baumgardner says. 
/ Also, Baumgardner believes that by chang- 
ing the policy students are given significant respon- 
sibilities, including developing and utilizing commu- 
nication skills, developing and setting boundaries, 
making compromises, respecting belief systems of 
others, and learning how to live with a roommate 
while stepping out of their own comfort zones. 

Still yet, Baumgardner can easily attest to 
the observation that more social interaction has 
occurred in the Cummins Halls. Students have 
been visiting each other more often compared to 
last Spring, either by chatting in the halls or hang- 
ing out in the lounges. 



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Several students, taking advantage of the new curfew policy, lounge 
around and converse in the lobby of the Cummins Residence Halls 
after hours. 

"I understand the value of students mak- 
ing connections and socializing with their peers," 
Baumgardner says. 

Overall, he sees the new policy as a posi- 
tive and beneficial one. 

In addition, Janece English, Director of 
Residence Life, believes the overall results of the 
new visitation rights are hard to gather so early in 
the school year. 

She says, "The true test is to wait and 
evaluate." After asking English if the new rule 
makes her job easier or harder compared to pre- 
vious years, she simply responded by saying, "My 
job is to educate students, no matter what the 
policy, and to make sure to do so without chaos." 

Also, English has not had any complaints 
thus far, but reiterates that it has only been three 
weeks into the school year. She hopes that these 
results will continue to stay positive throughout 
the remainder of the year and years to come. 

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One simple question has occurred to almost 
everyone associated with Butler: what made 
President Vietti finally change her mind? Her answer 
was simple enough. 

"Based upon our research of best practices at 
other colleges regarding conductive and safe learn- 
ing environments and the college's strategic goal to 
enhance the safety and security of our students, we 
determined this was a called for course of action," 
she says. 

Later, when asked if Vietti had any plans on 
changing the rule back, she made it a point that the 
decision would be based on the overall data collected 
throughout the year and perhaps the next year as 
well. Her primary concern is the safety and secu- 
rity of the Butler students and providing a positive, 
engaging learning environment, she says. 

In essence, the 24-hour visitation has been 
a success so far, according to the students and to 
the authorities who have allowed this development 
to become a reality; easily making students across 
campus more content. However, if problems begin to 
occur, the old rule is still an option or more stringent 
rules will be made to the current one. 

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As it always 
seems, the ex- 
citement of the 
holiday sea- 
son can wear 
off fast as the 
bills pile up and 
the removal of 
Christmas dec- 
orations hang 
over peoples' 
heads. There 
are countless 
ways holiday 
stress can get 
to you... if you 
let it. But why let a joyful season rob you of your joy? 

Stress during the holiday season is pretty normal for many folks, 
as credit cards quickly become overloaded, lines at the mall grow 
longer, and the number of cookies to bake and cards to send only 
gets bigger. People become cranky, nervous, exhausted and in gen- 
eral, just a stressed out mess. There is a lot of hope for these folks 
who suffer this annual burden, hope that could make the season 
much less burdensome next year. 

J.C. Boyce 

Staff Writer 

Cherri Dorrell 

Design Editor 


The Grizzly Winter 2009 

A few ways to avoid those nagging worries and sea- 
sonal jitters may be just what the doctor ordered for one 
to actually sit down, take a breath and enjoy the holiday 

First of all, watch your spending. Even if the best sales 
of the season start up before last year's holiday debt has 
been paid off, ignore them. The people who you are shop- 
ping for probably don't want an expensive gift, as long as 
it is meaningful and from the heart. It may also be wise to 
shop for a gift here and a gift there throughout the year. 
While looking for gifts, make a shopping list, and stick to 
it. Organized shopping and careful spending will be your 
friend. Also, be careful to pay off all the bills before spend- 
ing too much next year. 

Secondly, be healthy. During the holidays it becomes 
easy to snarf down that sugar cookie and drink too much 
eggnog at a big family get-together you went through the 
pains to organize. But resist the temptation to overeat 
while exercising more to relieve stress. It is important to 
maintain healthy eating and exercising habits as well as 
healthy relationships. Too much family and friend time can 
wear on you fast, and one must balance the number of 
events on the calendar. 

On a final note, be simple. Simplify the season by tuning 
the radio to some Christmas music. Watch "It's A Wonder- 
ful Life." Spend those precious moments with your family 
and bake a batch of cookies. Throw a snowball at a friend. 
It is crucial to remember that it is those simple things in 
life that make you smile. 

If one sticks to those tips, there is no reason to let a 
season of joy take away your joy. 





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MAINTAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT: The best way to keep this resolu- 
tion? Start NOW! Don't weight any longer! (pun intended). 
Helpful hint - - make a realistic resolution, if you make goals 
that are impossible you will give up much more easily. Instead 
of making a goal to lose 20 pounds, make a goal to lose 2 
pounds 10 times. 

PAY OFF DEBT: To start this resolution off right, sit down 
and write a list of all your debts. This should include 
everything, even your monthly bills. Next write down your 
monthly plan and use a little simple math to determine how 
to settle your debt. 

QUIT SMOKING: If you're still sucking down Marlboros, 
Kools, Newports or Camels and you don't know how sicken- 
ing those little sticks are by now then you must have been 
living in the Dark Ages. To quit this addicting habit, it's 
gonna take a lot of self control and self respect. You are 
going to have to respect yourself enough to make a healthy 
decision for yourself. 


Butler Community College 

J.C. Boyce 
Staff Writer 

Design Editor 

"WATCH OUT! DEER!!" This exclama- 
tion has probably been screeched by many 
Butler students who commute to school 
through rural areas chalk-full of deer. Com- 
muters from Eureka, Leon, Wichita and 
Whitewater travel through prime deer 
country and must be extra watchful for 
deer crossing the road. Some deer/vehicle 
collisions can't be helped, but many can be 
by driving with more caution and not pan- 
icking if a deer does decide to cross the 
road ahead. 

According to the Kansas Department 
of Transportation (KDOT), 2007 was one 
of the worst years for deer collisions in 
the state. There were an estimated 9,417 
accidents (approx. 200 more than 2006), 
resulting in five deaths and 298 injuries. 
Most deer collisions occur during the deers' 
breeding season in November. Nov. 17 
holds the highest number of deer accidents 
in Kansas, due to the peak rutting activ- 
ity, when bucks chase does carelessly for 
miles. The November breeding season is 
not the only peak activity period that driv- 

ers need to look out for. Early spring 
other dangerous time to be on the ro 
deer country. 

Butler students and drivers in general 
really need to watch out in March and April, 
when new vegetation starts to reveal itself. 
Does are a month or two away from birth- 
ing their fawns, and they begin to gravi- 
tate to more nutritious food sources where 
fresh browse is abundant. This means 
does will really be on the move, triggering 
a spike in deer collisions. Also during this 
time of the year, ranchers are burning pas- 
tures, which not only scares animals into 
the road, but also can make it difficult to 
see due to heavy smoke. Just because the 
breeding season is past doesn't mean driv- 
ers are invincible to deer. Even in stages 
where deer activity is low, it pays to be 
watchful for a random deer to cross the 
road. Another heavy period of deer activity 
is on its way, so be extra careful on your 
commute to school. 

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5. Use your highbeams (or brights) wT 
there is no oncoming traffic. Highbeams 
can reflect off of deers' eyes better, mak- 
ing them easier to see. 
6. If one deer runs out, slow down and be 
cautious. Deer are herd animals and there 
are likely to be more. 
7.1f a deer pops out, the natural tendency 
is to try to dodge the deer. DON'T! Swerv- 
ing causes more serious accidents then 
just hitting the deer. Slow down and don't 

8. If there is no escaping hitting the deer, 
slow down as much as possible, being 
mindful of the vehicle behind you. Stay 
calm and get help if needed. 


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The other day I was driving 

bade Into campus and I saw 

12 deer right by the day care 

crossing the campus/ -Katie 

Bock, freshman 

Above: Courtesy Photo/ Google 


Butler Community College 

Ev Kohls. He's the 
face of Butler Community 
College. He's the man wear- 
ing black trouser pants and 
a white button up shirt. He's 
the guy who will know who 
you are, where you came 
from, and your parents' 
names the moment you 
walk into his office. Kohls 
is the man who probably 
welcomed you to Butler 

with a bowl of sugar- free candy 
sitting on his desk and a smile 
on his friendly face. 

Kohls has been a part 
of Butler for the past 43 years, 
and the amount of jobs that 
he has held at Butler go way 
beyond those years. He's held 
almost every job title that Butler 
has to offer! 

"What haven't I done 
here? Well, I was an offensive 
ine coach, history and psy- 
chology instructor, director of 

admissions and registrars office, 
coordinator of the McConnell 
program. I was the first adviser at 
McConnell when it opened in the 
early '70s. Along with the president 
of the college and the academic 
dean, I was on a committee of three, 
that set up all the original outreach 
sites for Butler Community College 
in Eureka, Augusta, Andover and 
Marion, and I started the women's 
basketball program. But now I'm an 
admissions counselor in El Dorado. 
Oh, and I am also director of the 
phone team." 

Wow, what a resume. But 
jobs don't even begin to factor 
in what Kohls has accomplished 
throughout his 43 years here. He's 
seen Butler at the top of its game. 

" I have plenty of great 
memories here at Butler but a few 
major highlights were from starting 
the women's basketball program 
and being the first full time student 
recruiter. The best of all was being 

able to touch the lives of over 30,000 
students while I've been here." 

Currently Kohl's job descrip- 
tion keeps him in the position of "Cam- 
pus Visit Coordinator, helping to recruit 
students, with a main concentration on 
the vocational technical area," and he 
administers the Vocational Technical 

Even though Kohls came to 
Butler quite a few years ago, there was 
a time span of five years where he left 

" I retired from Butler in '92 
and I owned a sports store in downtown 
El Dorado. It was Kohls Sports until it 
sold out. Then I went to Bethany Col- 
lege for two years as a recruiter, but I 
never really left Butler because I still 
taught psychology at night. I officially 
came back here in 1997." 

However, Bethany College in 
Lindsborg wasn't the only place that 
Kohls went during his time away. Eu- 
rope was also on his list of travels. 

"There was a study group out 

of Salt Lake City..." 

The phone begins to ring and 
duty calls for Kohls. He schedules a visit 
for an already booked week. He has been 
keeping busy in the Admissions office 
and he averages about four visits per day. 

"...Well, a few people from here 
worked for them and we were stationed at 
the London of University South Woll- 
folk Campus. There were about 2,500 
Americans in study abroad groups and we 
coordinated their visit when they came to 
London and we were their last stop before 
returning home. I had 12 London Univer- 
sity students working as tour guides." 

Not only did Kohls help coordi- 
nate the tours around London but he also 
got to travel along with the students. 

" We got to go through Parlia- 
ment and West Minster Abbey with 
guides and 1 got to get acquainted with a 
lot of people... it was a great 95 days... On 
that trip 1 went to France, Spain, Austria, 
Italy, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Greece and 
Israel. We even had one group that got de- 
tained in Czechoslovakia and I had to go 
and bail them out... it was a great experi- 
ence," says Kohls with a hint of sarcasm 
and laughter. 

He even had to cut his trip short 
by about a week to come back and coach 
football. Even after being a world traveler 
and w orking at another college Kohls 
made his way back towards Butler. 

"Well, I am a believer that every- 
body has a spot that they are supposed to 
be at and God drives you in that direction. 
God drove me here through people I knew 
that paved the way. I firmly believe it's 
because I could help more young people 
here than where I was at." 

God definitely molded Kohls for 
his job here at Butler as a visit coordina- 
tor in the Admissions Office. He never 
forgets a face, a place or the directions on 
how to get there. 

"I enjoy meeting people. Espe- 
cially young people because I'm around 
young people constantly and it keeps 
you going. Plus, if I meet a person I very 
seldom forget their name or where they 
are from. . .1 believe that it's a talent to be 
able to do that." 

People Kohls works with used 
to play a game with him about towns in 

Kansas. They would pick a town name 
and ask if he knew anybody from there. 

Before long, everybody had 
claimed that Kohls had been to 
every town in the state of Kansas. 

"I'm sure there is 
someplace that I haven't been to 
but I can't think of what it would 
be. When you've been to Speed 
and Buttermilk you've just about 
seen them all!" 

After being around El 
Dorado for the past 43 years, 
Kohls has picked up quite a few 
tricks of the trade, especially 
those involving young folk going 
to college. 

"Find a profession 
that you are comfortable in and 
work hard at making your career. 
When picking your career choose 
something that you really look 
forward to going to work every- 
day that doesn't mean the highest 
paying, just one that makes you 
feel good being a part of it. An 
example of this would be I've 
been doing this for 43 years but 
I never gave up learning. I pick 
up a new trick everyday. Also, 
always believe in yourself in 

everything. Last year was a very 
trying year for me but you just 
have to have faith." 

If you ever have any 
questions for Kohls stop by his 
office sometime, grab a piece, 
or two, of his sugar free candy, 
check the coffee pot for some- 
thing fresh and be ready for a 
great conversation. You might 
learn a thing or two. 

Butler Community College 


Cherri Dorrell 
Design Editor 


They are everywhere you turn. From 
the gadgets in our hands to the shoes on our 
feet, trends are apart of our everyday lives. 

"Trends definitely play a role in today's 
society, and not just fashion trends. I mean 
there are music, art, technology, hair and all 
sorts of other trends," says Kristina Johnson, 
Hamilton, Kan., sophomore. 

For generations and generations, trends 
have made their mark on the world. From the 
crazy afros in the 70s to the poofy prom dress- 
es with big bows in the '80s, trends are more 
than fads, they are art, they are history. 

"It's always fun going through my 
mom's old yearbooks and seeing what weird 

In the 70s a very 
popular hair style was 
to have an afro. Afros 
are a present day sym- 
bol for the 'groovy' de- 
cade. Another popular 
hairstyle was having 
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clothes she wore. I especially like the crazy 
hairdos," Johnson says. 

Although trends can be kind of mate- 
rialistic, they can also be sentimental. Style is 
what makes a trend, and style is art. It is an 
expression of individuality. We don't conform to 
trends, we choose them. 

For example, the music we listen to is 
most often expressive of how we look at the 
world, or how we feel. In today's generation 
showing your personality through your style is 
a trend in itself. 

"Today people try to stand out. They 
want you to know if they are an emo, a rocker 
or a balla'. It seems like nobody wants to be 

During the '90s the 
first Scream movie 
came out and soon 
became a huge hit. 
Throughout the 
late '90s numerous 
Scream films were 

ichael Jackson be- 
came a sensation in 
the v 80s with hits like 
"Thriller" that swept 
the nation and is still 
considered a classic. 

2001 Apple Inc. released 
the first Apple Ipod. It was 
and still is a huge success. 
Since the first Ipod there 
have been many 'genera- 
tions' (newer versions) as 
today's technologies have 


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ordinary anymore, everyone wants to be 
extraordinary, but if you think about it, 
that is definitely a good thing," Johnson 

Some of today's popular clothing 
trends are skinny jeans, bubble dresses 
and bright colors. You will find that a lot 
of people today are combining old styles 
with new styles. Our generation's style is 
a combination of our great grandparents', 
grandparents' and parents' style as well. 

"My mom always laughs when 
she sees teenagers wearing leg warm- 
ers or skinny jeans because she can re- 
member being a teen when they were in 
style. I guess she didn't think that they 

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would ever come back into style," John- 
son says. 

Some of today's most popular art- 
ists are Lil Wayne, representing rap, Tay- 
lor Swift, representing country, We The 
Kings, representing bands, and of course 
Britney Spears is making her comeback in 
pop music. 

A few other popular things right 
now are Ipod Touches , Pastry shoes, 
piercings and tattoos, Ed Hardy clothing 
line, Converse shoes, Xbox 360, the tele- 
vision show "90210" and "Family Guy." 
At the end of the day what we wear, lis- 
ten to, watch, or the technology we use 
comes down to our own self expression. 

Every once in awhile you get 
a new television show that 
becomes instantaneously a 
hit. In 2003 that show was 
the OC. The OC only ran 
for three seasons but while 
it aired audiences all over 
tuned in religiously. 


Our new President 
Barack Obama has 
become a huge 
part of history and 
is touching many 
Americans today. His 
goals are to better 
our nation and make 
us all unite. 

Around 2006 the 
EMO craze took over 
America's teens. Emo 
hair, style, music and 
photos became the 
newest hottest trend. 

With the hit song "Lollipop; 
Lil Wayne became one of 
the most popular artists of 
2008. He was so popular 
other artists had him fea- 
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As a sophomore, Cameron 
Bedell has already left his mark here 
at Butler. 

"Last year I heard a saying, 
'music is what feelings should sound 
like' and when I heard that I stopped 
writing music for the fun of it and 
more for the benefit of making a dif- 
ference," says Bedell. 

That difference is what Bedell 
tries to focus on when he sits down to start writing his 

"When I sit down to write any type of music my 
first thought is how I can affect someone's life with this 
song," says Bedell. 

Not only is making music Bedell's passion but it is 
Iso a way for him to express himself. 

Tiffany Ladson 
Staff Writer 

"I guess you could say I express myself through 
music by bringing comfort and understanding lyrically to 
anyone who listens," says Bedell. 

As a freshman last year Bedell had a CD put out 
titled "Faith." His goal with the CD was not only to express 
himself but to influence lives of other students here at 

"The reason I made that CD was to influence lives 

here at Butler. The first track 'Change the World' is sort 
of a Butler theme song. It's the song that's on the Butler 
commercials and radio," says Bedell. 

Recently Bedell has written a song for the 
Headliners called, "We Are The Change." His song is about 
the difference we can make in our world today, if we just 
believe in that change. 

"Without faith there is nothing. Without hope 
we have nothing and without love we are nothing," says 

Bedell's latest CD titled "breakThrough" features 
12 tracks with a majority of Christian value, which was 
released in November. 

"The CD took a whole year to finish and was 
recorded within the walls of my small El Dorado apart- 
ment," says Bedell. 

Although Bedell came to Butler with some experi- 
ence, his career as a writer didn't really kick off until his 
first semester at Butler. 

" My song writing career got started when I was 
just a freshman in high school, but didn't really get going 
until my freshman year at Butler, when I met my best 
friend, and co-writer, Alex Johnson (Butler '08 gradu- 
ate). Our main focus was if we believed we could change 
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believe the same. People always say in our world today, 
that seeing is believing, but we say you gotta believe it to 
see it," says Bedell. 

Bedell's main focus with his song writing career 
is not necessarily to express himself but 
more so to change the lives of other 

I've heard it said that if you 
can't change someone then you must 
change the way they think and that is why 
I make music. The expression of all my 

faith all my hope and all my love here on earth is summed 
up within all the lyrics of my music. God has blessed me 

with the ability to make a change so that's what I plan to 


do," says Bedell. 

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leron Bidell focuses the majority of his music on influencing other students' lives. Most of the music created by Bedell either involves his 
i or religion. 


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public on Nov. 18. This is the entrance into the main lobby, where 

the grand opening ceremonies took place. 

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Olivia Newfarmer 
Staff Writer 

November 18 was the grand opening of the Butler of 
Andover student union. Butler's own Smorgaschords 
opened the ceremony by singing Be Our Guest from 
the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast." The 2007- 
08 Student Government Association (SGA) President, 
Jamal Jones, and current SGA President Brad Zrubek 
made the welcoming speech, introducing the college's 
new addition. 

Dr. Jackie Vietti, Butler Community College president, 

gave the second speech, calling the student union 
a way to "create engaging space for conversations 
that matter." 

After her speech, she handed the microphone 
over to Board of Trustees member Carter Zerbe. 
In his address, he thanked the architects and 
engineers for all of the hard work they contributed 
into creating the new union. He also went into de- 
tail about some of the neat things in the building, 
mostly focusing on the cafe. 

Zerbe ended his speech by complimenting the 
Smorgaschords on being ranked as the eighth best 
quartet in the world. The Smorgaschords then 
took over, singing "Blue Skies" by Frank Sinatra. 

After the quartet performance, Vietti, the Board 
of Trustees and the past and present SGA presi- 
dents cut the ribbon to signify the official opening 
of the student union. 

"Being involved in college is important so that 
students get connected and network with other 
students, faculty and staff for future successes," 
said Karen Gelvin, Director of Student Develop- 

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time for a new student union. The 
SGA was asked to help plan for 
Andover's new addition, and in 
doing so, they got a majority of 
their feedback from Butler stu- 

'This is a student driven 
building," said Mike Calvert, Dean 
of Butler Learning Community 

After doing their research, the 
SGA met up with the architects 
and the ideas started flowing. 
Agreeing on much of the 
feedback they received from 
students, both the SGA and the 
architects decided to provide 
students with lockers on the lower 
level of the union for backpacks, 
coats and anything else deemed 
necessary. Wireless Internet is 
available for those who wish to 
use their laptops, or those who 

wish to use the computers that are 
already available in the union. 

Also inside of the new student 
union is a meeting room, several 
lounge areas, a cyber cafe and a 
lobby. A game room is also 
available to those students who 
have some time to kill before or 
after class. 

The new student union was built 
in a two-story level setting. Until 
now, the second story of the south 
side of the 5000 building was only 
manageable by stairs. An elevator 
was installed to make this second 
story more accessible. 

On Grand Opening Night, there 
was an open buffet after the 
ceremony and there were also tours 
available to those who wanted to 
get a better view of the new 
student union. 

Calvert finished up the ceremony 

telling students, "This is yours, 

And students are doing just that. 

"I think the student union is 
something that will be very 
beneficial to Butler students," said 
Towanda freshman Katy Andrews. 
"It was a good idea to put one 
in Andover so that students have 
more to do and can be more 

Soon, students at both the 
Andover and El Dorado Butler 
locations will be able to access 
their new student unions. BOE is 
currently awaiting the completion 
of their new student union. Until 
then, all students will be able to 
enjoy the new BOA student union. 

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The Board of Trustees, President Jackie Vietti, SGA President Brad Zubrek and 
former SGA President Jamal Jones cut the ribbon for the official opening of the 
Andover Student Union. This event was open to the public and an open buffet was 
available for all attending. 

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Barack Obama is elected to be the United 
States of America s 44th Commander in Chief. 

Around noon CST on 
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 on the 
Butler County campus in El 
Dorado, several students and 
faculty hovered around the 
nearest television to take part 
in the viewing of some sort of 
news event. Travel 1,243 miles 
east from this Midwest com- 
munity college and you would 
find yourself in the heart of all 
the commotion. We, the United 
States of America, were in the 
process of inaugurating our 
44th President. 

The temperature was 

in the teens at the Capitol 
building in Washington D.C., 
but that did not keep away 
over a million emotionally wired 
spectators from being present 
at such a historic juncture in 
our nation's history. 

Barack H. Obama 
CD-Ill.) held his left hand on a 
Bible held by his wife, Michelle, 
and repeated after Chief Jus- 
tice John Roberts as he was 
sworn in as America's new- 
est Commander in Chief. This 
marked the end of one road 
and the bright new beginning 

of yet another. Obama's endur- 
ing journey to the White House 
began almost two years prior 
to this extraordinary day. 

Obama's rousing 
speech at the 2004 Demo- 
cratic National Convention was 
somewhat of his introduction 
to the country on a large scale. 
At that point, people sighted a 
rising young powerful Demo- 
crat with much promise but 
expected a run at the White 
House to come in eight or 12 
years, not four. 

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Logan Jones/Grizzly 

An Obama supporter sat and mingled with fellow Democratic hope- 
fuls in the Murdock Theatre on election night. The main auditorium 
had a big movie theatre screen displaying the news and informing 
the audience of how each candidate did in each of the 50 states. 

day, Feb. 11, 2007, Obama announced he would 
be running for the President of the United States in 
front of the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield, 
III. Although before a relatively smaller crowd, the 
excitement and vision of change and a new hope 
was undoubtedly conceived in the minds of many. 
But a portion of the country was still not fully aware 
of the young, brilliant and lustrous Senator from 

It did not take long for Barack Obama to 
become a familiar name with populace around the 
country, and most importantly the young voters. 
The internet began to flood with blogs, MySpace, 
Facebook and everything else with Obama advertis- 
ing. By fall of 2007, Sen. Obama was a force to be 
reckoned with in the race for president. 

Although he was now known, another histor- 
ic candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) was favored 
by many as the leading Democratic nominee. With 
the caucus and primary season right around the 
corner, the race for the left-side nominee was tight. 

On Jan. 3, 2008, the Iowa Democratic 
caucuses were held. This was the first chance for 
Democrats to vote for a candidate and is usually a 
trenchant sign as to who is the front-runner. Obama 
won 37 percent of the Iowa delegates and became 
the first ever African-American to win the Iowa 
caucus. After Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, Obama 
had a substantial lead in the Democratic race and 
eventually won the party's nomination. With Sen 
John McCain (R-AZ) winning the Republicans bid for 
office, the final sprint to the world's most powerful 
position of office was set. 

The 2008 Democratic National Convention 
was held in Denver, Colo. The city was flooded with 
media, politicians, supporters and of course a de- 

cent supply of protesters. The Pepsi Center was packed to 
the brim. A speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) brought 
tears to the eyes of many people, and a speech by Hillary 
Clinton pledging her support to Obama brought a monstrous 
roar from the crowd. The convention ended with another 
powerful parlance from the nominee himself at INVESCO 

A handful of anticipated and significant debates 
led up to Nov. 4, 2008, election day. Almost every exit poll 
showed Obama as the presidential favorite. 

When the big day finally arrived, excitement over- 
came the country and the voting began. Around 7 p.m. CST, 
results started to come in. At the Murdock Theatre in Wich- 
ita, hundreds of Democrats gathered to watch the election 
and keep an eye on the electoral votes. Among the masses 
in attendance was Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer. He explained 
how proud he was to be able to be a part of this histori- 
cal day and he was proud of how many people got out and 

By 9 p.m. CST, Barack Obama had already been 
declared the victor. He was going to be our nation's first 
African-American president. His opponent John McCain, gave 
a congratulatory speech in front of a decent crowd in Arizo- 
na. Moments later, in front of an enormous crowd, including 
Oprah Winfrey, Jesse Jackson and Brad Pitt, Obama walked 
out with his family and delivered his acceptance speech. His 
running mate, Joe Biden, was also present with his wife Jill. 

From a cold day in Springfield, III. to another cold 
day in Washington D.C., Barack Obama blazed his way 
through the political circus and achieved history. 

Logan Jones/Grizzly 

Wichita Mayor, Carl Brewer, left, speaks with partygoers at the Sedgwick 
County Democratic Party held at the Murdock Theatre on the corner on 
Broadway and Elm on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Hundreds of people packed into the 
well-sized building starting at 6 p.m. and stayed until close to midnight. 
Brewer said that, "This is history and I am very pleased with the turnout of 
voters." He went on to explain he never thought he would see an African- 
American elected President. The crowd of people erupted when the an- 
nouncement of Obama's victory became official on the television. 


Butler Community College 

President Barack Obama came to Butler Community 
College on Jan. 29, 2008 because El Dorado is the hometown 
of his grandfather. It was a freezing cold day, complete with 
snow flurries and the absence of complimentary hot choco- 
late. Obama, the Senator of Illinois at the time, brought 
people from all over the state. Lines began to form hours be- 
fore the doors opened, causing people to huddle together and 
contrive a way to create heat. The line stretched as long as a 
football field starting at the gymnasium where the speech was 
held. Although it was a school day, several students decided 
to attend this, possible once in a lifetime, event. Once the 
doors opened it was a chaotic sprint for seating. Chairs were 
lined out on the basketball court for seating, along with the 
stage, but the majority of people were placed on the bleach- 
ers. They gymnasium was packed to capacity, so much in fact 
that an overflow room was devised. This room had a televi- 
sion for people to watch the speech on, but after Obama fin- 
ished he went and greeted the people in the overflow room. 
Many people left Butler Community College inspired that day. 

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Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius spoke to the crowd at Butler Community 
College on Jan. 29, 2008. Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, also listened 
to her as she pledged her support to the then Illinois Senator. 

As President Obama was being inaugurated in front 
of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 
20, 2009, people all over the world were watching. Several 
Butler students and faculty watched on televisions around 
the campus. Cecelia Battles and her husband Henry, both 
from Wichita, sat in the commons area next to the "Purple 
Pride" cafe. They sat with their eyes glued to the live foot- 
age of the first African-American president in United States 
history taking the oath of office. Cecelia Battles described the 
new president, by saying, "It's a nice change and I think we 
needed it. Hopefully, it will help people become more open." 
When asked if she believes if Barack Obama will do what he 
said he will, Battles says, "I really do, I really do think he'll 
stay true to his word." Butler student Richard Smart, Wichita 
sophomore, explained how he felt by saying, "Obama is like 
the gospel of America." A new chapter has been started in our 
nation's relatively brief history. It makes no difference if you 
are right, left, red or blue, America continues to grow as one 
strong union and this is just another stride for our unity. 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
A line of people the length of a football field formed as they awaited Barack 
Obama's speech at Butler Community College on Jan. 29, 2008. The freezing 
masses quickly warmed up as they packed the Butler "Power Plant" to capacity. 

As the capacity crowd in Butler's gymnasium was finally 
seated, the impatience and anticipation of seeing the man him- 
self, Barack Obama, began to overcome the spectators. After a 
few microphone checks and a "thanks for coming" speech by a 
local man, the Illinois Senator made his way to the stage. With 
thousands of people going completely daft, it was hard to clearly 
see the 6-foot-one-inch politician make his way through the 
concourse. Finally, after several minutes of a standing ovation, 
the crowd settled and became quiet so they could listen to the 
man they came to hear. After he spoke for a while, he men- 
tioned Kansas' governor and how he was pleased with what she 
has done and the future she has. Then, unbeknownst to many 
of the crowd members, he welcomed Kansas Governor Kathleen 
Sebelius to the stage. Once again, the mainly Democratic audi- 
ence went crazy for their beloved governor. She took the podium 
as Barack Obama took a seat a few feet away from her. The 
governor then announced her official support for Barack Obama. 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Cecelia Battles (left) of Wichita and her husband, Henry, set in a commons area 
at Butler Community College on Jan. 20, 2009 to watch Barack Obama become 
the 44th Commander in Chief. Although a predominately red state, many Kan- 
sans took time to view the ceremony and pay respect to their new president. 


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Republicans Endure 
Challenging Election 


J.C. Boyce 
Staff Writer 

Honor. Service. Patriotism. 
These are just a few words 
that John McCain resounded 
throughout the nail-biting 2008 
race for the White House. As 
an old war hero and former 
POW, McCain knew the impor- 
tance of facing America's chal- 
lenges and seeing to the needs 
of the American people. Even 
though he couldn't pull off the 
win, his campaign was one not 
to be forgotten. 3 

The Republican primaries 
were fairly easy for McCain, 
who seemed to show the most 
leadership capability to Repub- 

McCain wanted to make it 
clear where he stood on the issues. 
He had to put forth a message that 
was well received by the American 
people. Obama only led McCain 
by single-digit margins in the na- 
tional polls for most of the summer 
months, narrowing even more as 
the election drew closer. The an- 
ticipation was only building, and 
the campaign attacks were growing 
more aggressive. 

One of the biggest surprises 

determined the results, as 
the number of electoral votes 

The election was a histori- 
cal and unforgettable one, as 
Obama became the first presi- 

came on Aug. 29, 2008, when Mc- 
Cain announced Governor of Alaska dent with African-American 
and former Wasilla, Alaska mayor, descent. McCain and Palin 
Sarah Palin, as his vice-president handled their defeat with 
choice. Palin was the first Alaskan, exceptional grace, and wished 
and only the second woman to ever the elected ticket the best, ^a 12 
run on a major U.S. party ticket. j^-p\ s concession speech, Mc- 
Her solid support of conservative Cain highlighted the impor- 
values encouraged many conserva- tance of Americans coming 

together to solve our nation's 
difficulties and overcoming its 
challenges. \ MD 10 

With many national con- 

tive Republicans dissatisfied with 

McCain's alleged "flip-flopping." 
licarRr&ers. While Mitt Romney Over 40 million viewers watched 
and Mike Huckabee presented Palin's acceptance speech at the 

some more favorable policies, Republican National Convention, cerns present, the Obama 
especially to conservatives, it where she really seemed to connect administration will have a big 
was clear that McCain appealed with average Americans. Q responsibility on their Jnands. 

As the American people chose 

on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, they 

believed the best hope for change 

was not in McCain, but instead, 

Obama. Obama won the election 

with 365 electoral votes to John 

McCain's 173. If only the election 

was Kansas-centered, McCain would fathers over 200 years ago, 
paign, but before vice-presiden- have had it, with 57 per cent of the America will not just survive, 
tial picks were announced, John vote. The heavily-populated areas jt will thrive 

to voters as better suited for 
the presidency. McCain's four 
terms as an Arizona senator, 
combined with experience as a 
U.S. Congressman and a heroic 
military history, paved the way 
for the Republican nomination. 
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past, and it's time for the a I II 
realities of a presidency and 
much hard work. If President 
Obama will do everything to 
keep our nation great, as it 
has been since the founding 


Butler Community College 

When it was announced 
that blues legend Buddy Guy 
would be coming to Wichita's Cotil- 
lion Ballroom on Dec. 13, 2008, it 
didn't attract as much attention as 
it should have. 

It seems as if the typical 
college students have been too 
busy growing up listening to pop 
groups, hip-hop or the any of the 
other contempory genres, which 
is fine. But to have so little knowl- 
edge, if any, of musical pioneers 
that don't hail quite the glory of 
the Beatles, Rolling Stones or 

Elvis in the mainstream commercial industry is a bit of an 


Case in point, 72-year-old Lettsworth, La. born 

George "Buddy" Guy. A hard driven blues guitarist known 

for his gritty Chicago style sound and polka dot stratocaster. 

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Staff Photographer 

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He was influenced heavily by another Chicago legend, 
Muddy Waters, and signed a contract and recorded with 
Chess Records from 1960 to 1967. Some people say he 
made some of his best music during this time. 

Having been in the music scene for over 50 years, 
trailblazing and influencing such artists as Eric Clapton, Ste- 
vie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and many others is something 
that cannot possibly go unnoticed, but it does. 

Guitarist Magazine wrote, "Without Buddy Guy, 
the blues, not to mention rock as we know it, might be a 
heckuva lot less interesting today. Take the blues out of 
contemporary rock music or pop, jazz and funk for that 
matter, and what you have left is a wholly spineless affair. A 
tasteless stew. Makes you shudder to think about it..." That 
is why it is just as important to know the real architects of 
music as it is to know the new ones. 

Buddy Guy has won five Grammy awards, and was 
a 2005 inductee into the Rock *n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve- 
land. Guy is known for songs such as, "Mary Had a Little 
Lamb," "Stone Crazy," "Damn Right, I've Got the 

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Blues/' "Feels Like Rain" and his version of "Sweet Home 
Chicago." A blues club in Chicago, Legends, was opened up 
by Buddy Guy in 1989 and is still a hot spot for locals and 
visitors to go hear the blues. 

Just because some folks might not be as educated 
in music history, does not mean others are not. When it 
came time for the concert in west Wichita to arrive, excite- 
ment had risen. A few hundred people arrived early at the 
Cotillion before the doors opened. The parking lot began to 
crowd and finally the doors opened. After a lax pat down 
from security, the masses made their way to the ballroom. 

Sitting off to the side at one of the tables was 
Francine Davis, dressed in copious amounts of gold jewelry 
and an alluring dress. Davis, formerly from St. Louis, was 
in attendance for a few reasons. One, she was so excited 
to see Buddy Guy perform for the first time, but her late 
husband, musician Larry Davis, once played with Buddy 
Guy as well as B.B. King. Now living in Wichita to help take 
care of her mother, Davis said she loves that Buddy came 
to Wichita but wished he came when warmer weather was 

Before too long, rock veteran and song writer Tom 
Hambridge took the stage and opened the show. While 
playing his snare drum and singing, the crowd was im- 
pressed but wanted the Chicago bluesman they came to 
see. Eventually the opening set ended and by this point 
the Cotillion Ballroom was brimming with blues maniacs. 
The lights became dim and the crowd packed in as close as 
they could around the stage. K * 

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Blues master Buddy Guy plays his guitar with soul and passion on 
Dec. 13, 2008 at Wichita's Cotillion Ballroom. Guy played his gui- 
tar with a drumstick and sweat towel as well as strolling around 
the entire ballroom in between a few thousand souls. 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Francine Davis, from St. Louis, holds a picture of her late hus- 
band, Larry Davis, sitting next to blues legend B.B. King. Davis 
said her husband was a singer of the blues and had also played 
with Buddy Guy. This was Francine's first time seeing Buddy Guy 

Buddy Guy walked out on the stage, with his band 
playing a bluesy rhythm in the background, and began to 
play his guitar as if he had sold his soul to the devil. 

And once he took to the microphone and let out 
a spine tingling wail, the audience knew they were in the 
presence of greatness. Almost as marvelous as his guitar 
skills is his showmanship. Like B.B. King, Guy will talk to 
you throughout his songs. Some artists choose to shy away 
from this, thinking it can take away from the music. But 
that is what the blues is. Blues is all about the feeling you 
get inside you. Not just heartbreak or love lost like many 
assume, but also being to happy to know what to do. Half- 
way through the show, Buddy walked down a small flight of 
stairs into the audience. He proceeded to walk around the 
entire ballroom floor while continuing to play fiery, heavy 
and emotional guitar. 

When the show finally came to an end, everyone 
was taking in what they just witnessed. With hearts pound- 
ing and adrenaline running through the bodies of everyone 
like river rapids, people slowly made their way to the exit. 

As everyone walked outside into the now wel- 
comed cool air, people were yelling and stumbling as they 
tried to remember where they parked. Many people left the 
concert with a new T-shirt or sticker from the merchandise 
table, but everyone left with a memorable night. 

From Louisiana to Chicago, all the way to Wichita. 
Buddy Guy has has seen and done it all. He has played 
with those who have influenced him, and influenced many 
more himself along the way. There is no doubt that he's 
got the blues, from his head down to his shoes. 


Butler Community College 

Sarah, sophomore, ^^ ^ I ** 

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Sarah, sophomore, 

An Old-Fashioned 

Love Story 

"One year for Valentine's Day 
my boyfriend of almost one year 
invited me over to his house and 
gave me one of my favorite mov- 
ies, The Notebook' as my Valen- 
tine's Day gift. Later that night 
after watching the movie we took 
a walk outside. Even though it 
was cold I didn't care because he 
kept me warm the entire time. 
After walking for a while he just 
stopped and laid down in the 
middle of the road and asked me 
to lay with him. I soon realized 
that he was reenacting my favor- 
ite scene from The Notebook'. I 
couldn't believe it! We didn't get 
chased off the road 

by a car with a loud 
horn. Instead he told 
me for the first time 
that he loved me. It 
was definitely a night 
to remember." 

Money Saver 

"I bought my girlfriend a 
dozen roses, and had dinner 
reservations at PF Changs. 
However, later that day during 
World Geography I get this 
note passed to me from my 
girlfriend saying 'I feel like we 
should stop seeing each other.' 
I was broken, shattered into a 
million pieces. could have 
passed the shards of my heart 
through an eye of a needle. 
Granted we were freshmen 
in high school but it ended 
up being okay on my behalf. 
I didn't have to spend the 
money on dinner later! 

Rachel, freshman, A Beam of Light 

" Last year from my now, ex boyfriend I got a shadow* 
box for Valentine's Day. It's made out of a shoe box 
and he cut holes out of the top and then one hole on 
the short side in the middle of the square. ..this hole is 
used as a peep hole. Under each hole that is placed 
on the top he made a 3-D object and pictures that showed notable 
relationship memories. To see these memories you must go into a 
dark place and hold a flashlight over each of the holes and it shows 
a spotlight of the depicted memory. I thought it was really sweet 
because it was homemade and I knew it must have taken some 
time to create... It's been two months since we broke up and I still 
have the shadow box." 

Cherri Dorrell Erin Carlson 

Layout Designer Staff Writer 

Valentine's Day, whether yoi 
see it as the day of love or just an- 
other Hallmark holiday, it's a great 
excuse to let the people you love 
know how much you care about 

Sure, you could go the 
expensive route by making reserva- 
tions at that new suave restaurant 
in town and buying two dozen ros- 
es but why spend all of that cash 
when something simple, cheap, 
and possibly even handmade will 
do the same trick? 

This Valentine's Day don't 
empty your wallet, instead open 
your mind to creative gift ideas for 
your significant other, parents and 
even friends. A personalized gift 
will mean so much more to them 
than the stuffed bears that fill the 
aisles at Wal*Mart. 

Go ahead, put on your 
thinking cap and make the Valen- 
tine's Day gift of a lifetime... you 
might just get the kiss of a lifetime 


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personadze it! 

Make an ordinary gift off the shelf personal 

Make an ordinary gift an extraordinary gift by adding a personal flair to it! 
Have lots of great memories caught on film, but only a box of chocolate to 
give to your loved one on Valentines Day? No worries, print off, or order 
from Wal*Mart, a few photos to create a lovers collage on the top, side and 
even bottom of the box. They'll be sure to smile at your creativity! 

ave you and your Valentine been together for a long time? Document your 
past as a couple. All you need is a pack of note cards, writing utensils, a 
small photo book, pictures and a great memory! Write down special events 
that have happened within the last year (or months) and add a picture of the 
two of you. Your Valentine will be amazed by your thoughtfulness, and who 
knows, maybe you can do the same gift next year! 

If your date has a sweet tooth this is the gift to give. Buy a small container 
and fill the container up with their favorite candy, assorted or not. Next, go 
home and write specific things you like about them on tiny strips of paper. 
Go on, this is the holiday to be cheezy so nothing is off limits! Mix the strips 
of paper in with the candy. The candy won't be the only sweet thing in the 

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Olivia Newfarmer 

Staff Writer 

It's that time of year again. Talk of spring break is zipping through the air, 
back and forth between text messages and all over your newsfeed on your 
Facebook page. But what's one main thing that sticks out about them? The 
recurring phrase, "let's get trashed!" 

My goal in this article is to keep you away from being the stereotypical 
college student spring breaker. What do I mean? Parties, getting drunk, 
smoking weed, having sex with strangers, hangovers.. .you get the idea. With 
the best intentions, I am going to show you the variety of options that 
students like you and I can choose from when it comes to preparing your 
spring break plans. Stick with me on this. 


There are many services that work with adults that would like to spend their 
break helping others. One of the more common services is United Way. They 
are a national network of nearly 1,300 local organizations, working to help 
pursue the common good by concentrating on education, income and health. 
They believe that when a child succeeds in school, or when a family becomes 
financially stable, people are healthy. But in order to create miracles like these, 
it takes dedication from people who want to see others rise. If you are 
interested in giving the gift of help over spring break, check out the United 
Way's website and see what you can do to get involved. 


Learning is a trait that will follow you everywhere you go; it's your own 
personal ability. And whether you want to brush up on your basketball skills 
or give in to your cooking obsession, there is always room for improvement. 
According to, a satisfying hobby is one that fits both your 
personality and your lifestyle. And their site will help you browse through a 
wide range of new hobbies, spanning from Native American beading to wine 
storage. Even if there is nothing in particular that you want to expand your 
knowledge about, there is plenty of new information for you to take in. After 
all, it's what you've learned after you know it all that counts. 


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Whether you want to put a few finishing touches on your 
ipring break body' or want to start getting ready for your x sum- 
ier body,' spring break is a great time to whip yourself back 
lto shape! Although you won't see results immediately, you 
/ill feel them after the first couple of days. Getting started can 
e a tricky task, but starting with a few light elements can make 

a lot easier to work towards your goal. According to buzzle. 
om, warming up is the most overlooked element when starting 

workout. If you skip it, you'll be too sore the rest of the week 
d continue your exercise. Combine resistance training, car- 
iovascular workouts, and some light aerobics, and you will be 
appy with the outcome. You need to realize that change takes 
me, but if you work hard, you can make a difference in the way 
ou look so that others will notice. You have an entire week to 
et started, there's no excuse! 

Washington D.C. 

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year, cel- 
laring the gift of Tokyo's 3,000 cherry blossom trees in 1912. 
his festival is held from March 28 to April 12. If you happen 
3 be there on March 28, there will be all day activities avail- 
ble. According to, those events include a 
•ee event showcasing Japanese art, hands-on origami creations 
nd a Smithsonian Kite Festival to end the day. Not only is the 
Iherry Blossom Festival an entertaining celebration, but being in 
Washington D.C. is possibly the most patriotic destination to be 
lis March only a few months after the inauguration of President 
■arack Obama. Relive and live history this spring break: go to 
Washington D.C. 

Ihicago, Illinois 

Take advantage of this non-traditional location for spring 
reak! With the majority of Chicago's population almost certainly 
-aveling to warmer destinations, spending some quality time in 
ne "Windy City" is well worth it. Although Lake Michigan will be 
nuch too cold to swim in over spring break, you can still visit the 
lavy Pier, built in 1916, located on the lakefront of Lake Michi- 
an. With rides like the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, the Musical Car- 
usel, The Wave Swinger and a miniature golf and rope course, 
nere is so much to do while visiting the Navy Pier. Chicago is 
Iso well known for its fine restaurants and nightclubs. You can 
heck out both the restaurants and the clubs before and after 
isiting the Navy Pier. Make this year a non-traditional one and 
ead north to the Windy City! 

O.K., so I understand you don't have to follow my advice 
bout the 'stereotypical college spring breaker.' Understand that 
ome people have different views and perspectives about the 
ontroversial things that college students do. But do please be 
afe in whatever you may end up doing in March, and of course, 
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Airline companies like to raise the prices of flights around spring 
break & are out to make that extra dollar that college students are 
willing to spend. 

If you are staying in a hotel, instead of getting 2 or 3 rooms for 
everyone, just get 1 or 2. Doing this will keep the cost down. You 
can do this with food, too. Go to the grocery store the night you 
arrive at your destination and try to avoid the high prices of 
restaurants each night. 


Sometimes you can get a better deal (not to mention save 
dollars), which is always okay. 

Butler Community College 

Worried about finding a job that can work around 
your school schedule? Well, having a student job here 
at Butler might be the answer to your problem. There 
are plenty of jobs to choose from, you might even get 
lucky and find a job that relates to your future career 

The following student jobs are the most chosen em- 
ployment opportunities at Butler. Students even have 
more than one payment option available to them. 
They can choose to receive a paycheck or have their 
money earned go towards their school fees. 

Brooke Poe 
Copy Editor 

Shawna Napoli 
Managing Editor 

VVeb Services 

Interested in 
The Tech-E 

& Tech-iE 

program is the most 
recently formed department in the 
Information Services Division at Butler 
(located in the 200 building). It serves 
a key role in not only educating every- 
one through the web site about Butler 
activities, enrollment, etc. but also 
makes certain that every computer on 
campus is working flawlessly. 
"I like working as a Tech on campus 
because we don't have to work on 
weekends, we get paid more, have 
more hours available to us, and get to 

know nearly everyone on campus," says Loretta Kucharo, home schooled, sophomore. 

Loretta Kucharo, home schooled, sophomore, works on put- 
ting software on an instructor's computer. Tech-Es also spe- 
cialize in tearing down and rebuilding desktops and laptops 
for students and instructors. 


If working with children is your passion, Edu- 
Care (located in the 1600 building) is the place 
on campus to get a head start. Trilby Wiggins, El 
Dorado, sophomore, says, "I love working with 
my toddlers! It's so fun to see their shining faces 

Although EduCare typically hires only students ma- 
joring in a child care degree, it just means that there 
is more of a chance for those students to get that 
hands on experience, so don't be hesitant to apply! 

Trilby Wiggins, El Dorado, sophomore, reads Christmas 
stories to the toddlers in the Blue II room as they chow 
down on a kid friendly version of cherry pie. 

On the computer, Joel Rop, Kipsangui, Kenya, freshman, 
does his part in sorting campus mail, and providing instruc- 
tors with copies for their classes. 

If you enjoy an office environment, 
the Secretarial Center (located in the 
200 building) just might be the place 
for you. Joel Rop, Kipsangui, Kenya, 
freshman, says he enjoys his job. "It's 
simple, but keeps me busy." 
Student workers do anything from 
making copies for instructors, to faxing 
documents for students. The secre- 
tarial center is also responsible for the 
mail moving in and out of campus. 
Oh, and if you're in need of moving 
boxes, they've got you covered! A 
handful of boxes can be found outside 
of their office on any given day, just 

get to them before the custodians do and they're yours free of charge. 

CustodiaC M/orf^ 

Don't mind scrubbing toilets? Custodial work might 

not be the most extraordinary job, but if you have an 
independent personality, this is the job for you! Mala- 
chi Mosier, Towanda, sophomore, says, "I like being 
able to put on my headphones in the evenings, and 
literally bust a move while mopping, without being 
seen." Workers not only need to be able to work dur- 
ing the week, but they also need to be flexible during 
the weekends. 

In the Student Union, Malachi Mosier, Towanda, sopho- 
more, sweeps up the sand that was dragged in from the 





ppfication Steps for Student Jo 

1) Go to Butler's web site, ( 

2) Scroll down until you see the "Take Me To" menu on the left and click on the "Employment" link 

3) A new window will open. Click on the "Career/Employment Services" link. 

4) Under the navigation list on the left, click the "Student Career Services" link. 

5) Select "Online Career Center." 

6) Click on the "Career Connections for Students" icon. 

7) Complete the registration form and submit the form. 

8) You should receive an e-mail confirming access from your online registration. 

9) After reading the e-mail, you will be able to log on to the system. 

Butler Community College 

Moving on After Butler 


Contact the transfer school. 

Call their admissions office and ask them about any deadlines. 
Whether it involves the admissions application, acceptance of 
transcripts, enrolling or even financial aid, a simple phone call 
can put a hault to any confusion. Mark these dates in you calen 
dar. If you don't have a calendar we suggest you create one. 

Erin Carlson 

Staff Writer 

"I'm just trying to graduate 
with my Associates degree, the last 
thing I need is added stress with 
worrying about transferring to an- 
other school!" 

With every week that passes, 
graduation day at Butler inches closer 
and if you're one of the many gradu- 
ating this May, or just leaving Butler 
for another university, this thought 
probably crossed your mind at least 
once. Hundreds of students transfer 
from Butler every year. Some have an 
easy time transferring and for oth- 
ers, it's a horrifying experience. But it 
doesn't have to be. 

Most students get stressed 
when switching schools because they 
are on unfamiliar ground. They have 
no clue how the innards of the col- 
lege work and function on a daily 

With these insider tips you will 
be on your way to starting the next 
semester at another school hassle 
free. So go on, take a moment, sit 
down and soak this all in. It might be 
the best thing you've read so far! 

30 = 

Go ahead! Fill out that application. 

Most colleges will accept an application for admis- 
sions at any time. At your visit go ahead and fill out 
an application for admissions. Don't have time? Ask 
them if there is some place on their website where 
you can fill out the application. A common mistake 
of students is waiting until the very last minute to 
fill out all of their paperwork. Nothing is more frus- 
trating to you and the college workers than being 
unprepared. Plus, if they have any questions for you 
it gives the workers plenty of time to get a hold of 

FAFSA what?!?! 

A notorious confusing part of the college 
experience is receiving financial aid. The 
financial aid process can take weeks to 
get finished and that is only if you turn in 
all the appropriate documents on time. 
Call their financial aid department and ask 
questions! This is the only way to get it 
right. At first they will tell you to fill out 
the FAFSA application. This can be found 

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Transcript Time. 

Okay, final grades are 
locked in for the school year 
and you are about ready to 
leave Butler for good. But 
wait. Before you go there 
is something very impor- 
tant to take care of - your 
transcripts. Contact Butler's 
Registrar's office to get your 
transcripts sent to your new 
university. Be prepared, 
there is a small fee, but 
don't worry it won't leave 
your wallet empty. Also, 
this is another area where 
giving the colleges plenty of 
time to send, and receive 
the transcripts, is key. Do 
you see a returning theme 


All schools give their students weeks, if not more 
than a month, to enroll in their classes for the 
next semester. Sure, everybody gets busy with 
work, family, friends, blah, blah, blah, but use 
that month to get enrolled. Don't waste until the 
last minute to sign up for classes. You will only 
get disgruntled because the classes you were 
wanting are full. Also, before going to speak with 
an advisor take a look at a class catalog for the 
upcoming semester. Get to know your options, 
and maybe even write down a few notes on 
classes you would like to take. You are in college 
now, take some initiative. The advisors aren't 
going to tell you exactly what classes to take and 
when to take it. It's not their schedule, it's yours 
so have some part in creating it. 

Paying the College Bill. 

All right, so now you are enrolled for the next 
semester at your new school. Instead of wait- 
ing to be billed, go ahead and set up a pay- 
ment plan in their Accounts Receivable offices. 
That way you know it is already taken care 
of and will have no reason to have a hold on 
your account or even to be dropped from your 



A: "Do I have to send my tran- * : Tve changed my mind and I am 

script? I didn't get very good grades wanting to transfer. What should I do 

and I just want to make a clean 

fc Yes, your transcripts are used to help place 
you in the correct classes when enrolling. Plus, 
colleges won't accept you as a transfer student 
if you don't have a transcript and most won't 
even let you obtain your degree! 

about my already established finan- 
cial aid?" 

pi The first thing to do is contact the office at 
your prior school and cancel the aid. Then have 
a final transcrpt sent to the school you are want 
ing to transfer to. Next go to www. 
and add their school code number to your fafsa 


Butler Community College 


Tiffany Ladson 
Staff Writer 

Erin Carlson 
Staff Writer 

Whoever said the great taste of 
home cooked food was over when you 
left for college? 

Most students, after moving 
out of the house for the first time are 
completely lost in the cooking field. 
Common excuses used by students 
are that there isn't enough time and 
they only have a microwave at their 

This time there is no room for 
excuses! With these recipes, home 
cooked food is brought straight to your 
dorm room or apartment. And all you 
need is a microwave, ten minutes and 
a little common sense! 

Cooking can be enjoyed as a 
solo act or done as a team. These 
recipes can be created either way. 
Have a little fiesta in your room with 
Mexican Rice Dip and your friends or if 
you're taking a mental break and your 
sweet tooth is screaming try out the 
Cup Cake. Both dishes will be sure to 
maker your taste buds holler. So go 
ahead, take a break from the book, 
say goodbye to ramen noodles and 
indulge in a real meal. 

*Oh Baby!" Biscuits 

•Mix 2 cups of self-rising flour, 1 cup of butter 
and 1 cup of sour cream together in a bow. 
• Roll into golf ball-sized balls and place into muf- 
fin tins. 

•Let stand for 20 minutes without being touched 
•Eat cold or warm for 10 seconds in the micro- 

1/4 C. Milk 

1 C. Pasta 
1/2 C. Water 

2 ounces of Cream Cheese 

1/4 C. of finely grated Parmesan Cheese 



•Put the noodles and water into a bowl 

• Microwave on high for 2 min and stir. Continue until 
the pasta is soft. 

• Drain the noodles and wipe the dish dry. 

• Mix cream cheese and milk into the bowl, microwave 
for 1 min. Stir. 

• Add Parmesan 
cheese and stir 
until smooth. 
•Mix sauce and 
noodles together 
and toss. 

Tips and Extras: 

*If you want 
chicken, add 1 
drained can of 
chicken to step 

* \ 

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Rice Dip 


•Uncle Ben's 90 sec. Spanish 


•Shredded Cheese 

•Black Beans (Optional) 

•Canned Chicken (Shredded) 

•Mix rice, chicken and beans 


•Put desired amount of cheese 

into mixture. 

•Refrigerate and microwave as 


•Serve and eat with chips. 

Chicken Apple Salad 


•Casear Light Salad from Wal*Mart 

of Dillons) The salad mix comes 

with the dressing and croutons. 

•One whole apple 

•One can of chicken 


•Cut up the apple into bite-sized pieces. 
•Cut the canned chicken into bite-sized pieces. 
•Mix everything together and enjoy! 






•1 (15 ounce) can black 

beans, drained 

•1 (10 ounce) can corn, 


•1 tomato, chopped 

•1/4 cup fresh cilantro, 


•1/8 cup red onion, chopped 

•3 tablespoons lemon juice 

•2 tablespoons olive oil 




•Combine all ingredients in a 


•Refrigerate until ready to 


Cup Cake 


• One box of cake mix (any flavor) 

• One small box of instant pudding (not sugar free) 

• 1/3 cup of confectioners sugar 

• 1 1/2 t-spoon of cocoa or vanilla powder or instant 

• 2 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of oil 

• 1 egg white 


• Mix the cake mix and instant 
pudding together 

• Stir in one egg white on table 
spoon of water and oil. 

• Pour into mugs and microwave 
on high for 2 minutes (time may 

•In another bowl mix the confec- 
tioner sugar and your choice of 
powder and one tablespoon of 
water- stir well 

•When 2 minutes are up put the 
glaze mix on the cake and enjoy. 


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Butler Community College 

Epic Win 


E)utler brings home back-to-back National titles 

For the second consecutive year, 
the Butler Grizzly football team 
traveled to Utah to face off against 
the Snow College Badgers for the 
NJCAA National Championship. 
And for the second consecutive 
year, the Grizzlies brought home 
the title. In an instant classic, 
the Grizzlies defeated the Badgers 
37-30 in double overtime. Unlike 
last year's blowout win over Snow 
in a blizzard on the University of 
Utah's Rice-Ecdes Stadium, kickoff 
took place a few miles to the south in 
Sandy, Utah's Rio Tinto Stadium which 
hosted its first ever American football 
game. The brand new state-of-the-art facility was built 
specifically for soccer, as the new home for Major League 
Soccer's Real Salt Lake team. But the stadium's field was 
fit for football as well and it was a crystal clear day perfect 
for football, and for the Grizzlies a perfect day to bring 
home their sixth national championship. 

Snow College received the opening kickoff, and the 
Grizzly defense took the field and got off to a good start, 


Ethan Denton 
Sports Media 


forcing the Badgers to go three-and-out. Then the Grizzly 
offense got their chance, and they took advantage. Quar- 
terback Press Taylor, Norman, Okla. sophomore found wide 
receiver Edgard Theliar, Bradenton, Fla. sophomore for a 
68 yard completion inside the Snow 5-yard line. Running 
back Randell Bell, Roswell, Ga. sophomore, capped the 
drive with a two yard plunge into the endzone to give the 
Grizzlies an early 7-0 lead. Snow responded a few minutes 
later with a touchdown run from Tyson Church to tie the 

For the remainder of the first quarter and well into the 
second quarter, both teams' defenses took control of the 
game. Butler finally broke the tie and got the momentum 
going their way as defensive back Laron Scott, Warner 
Robins, Ga. sophomore intercepted Snow quarterback Jon 
Eastman and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. The 
extra point failed, but the Grizzlies still led 13-7. On the 
Badgers' very next possession, Church fumbled and the 
Grizzlies recovered deep in Snow territory. Taylor led the 
Grizzlies to another score on the short field as Bell ran it 
in from a yard out to give Butler a 20-7 lead going into 
halftime. Through one half of play, the game was looking 
eerily similar to the game a year before, in which the Griz- 
zlies ran away for an easy blowout victory. But the Badgers 

were bound and determined to not 
let that happen again. 

Exactly two minutes into the third 
quarter, Snow blocked a Butler punt 
and the ball bounced out of the 
back of the endzone for a safety, 
trimming the Butler advantage to 
20-9. However, the Badgers could 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
After an exciting and emotional 
championship game in Sandy, Utah, 
Jonathan Massaquoi, Lawrenceville, 
Ga. sophomore breaks down while cele- 
brating with his Butler teammates. The 
game went into double overtime and 
finally ended in the Grizzlies favor after 
a tough defensive stand. ^ 




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not take advantage of great field position for 
the majority of the third quarter and the Butler 
offense marched down the field before facing a 
fourth down. Kicker Logan Ortiz, Fort Leaven- 
worth freshman connected on a 24 yard field 
goal to give the Grizzlies a 23-9 lead heading into 
the fourth quarter. Then things started to get 

After the Grizzly defense forced another Snow 
punt, the offense took over deep in their own 
territory. Taylor attempted to scramble away 
from pressure but was caught from behind and 
fumbled. Snow recovered and on the very next 
play, Eastman found wide receiver Sam Thomas 
in the back of the endzone and all of a sudden 
the game began to take a different direction. 
Leading 23-16, the Grizzlies tried to eat up the 
clock by running the football. They came up 
short in three plays and were forced to punt. 
Snow returned the ball all the way to Butler's 33 
yard line. This time Snow did not strike quickly, 
but on fourth down from the one yard line, Bad- 
ger fullback Mike Meifu bulled his way in to the 
endzone to tie the game. The crowd was filled 
with mostly Badger fans, and they got loud and 
really fired up. But the Grizzlies had four minutes 
to to try to take the lead back. They managed to 
drive well into Snow territory but turned the ball 
over on downs. With just seconds left, Snow did 
get into scoring range, but time had expired in 
regulation. An already thrilling game was headed 
to overtime. 

Snow got the first possession in the extra 
session and it took them only two plays to gain 
the lead for the first time all day. Eastman and 
Thomas connected again to give the Badgers a 
30-23 lead and what seemed like all the momen- 
tum. It seemed like the Grizzlies were done for in their 
quest to repeat. The Grizzlies hung tough though and 
responded, as Taylor found wide receiver Faron Homes, 
Bradenton, Fla. sophomore for a 14 yard touchdown and a 
30-30 tie. 

In the second overtime, nobody could have known what 
was about to take place. The Grizzlies had the ball first 
and faced a fourth down deep in Snow territory and elected 
to send out Ortiz to try to give the Grizzlies a three point 
lead. However, on the attempt the Badgers blocked the 
kick, and ball rolled into the endzone. If the ball were to 
be left alone and come to a dead stop, that would have 
been the end of the play. But two Snow players attempted 
to pick up the ball and fumbled it away. That made the 
ball live and Butler's Demonte Hill, Wichita freshman, fell 
on the ball in the endzone. After the officials huddled and 
discussed the play, they correctly ruled that since the ball 
was touched by Snow and ultimately recovered by Butler 
it was a touchdown for the Grizzlies. So after what at first 
seemed to be a play gone bad for Butler, suddenly became 
a game-changing play in the game. Snow then had to 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Butler defensive end Zac Clark, Wichita sophomore, gets through the Snow 
offensive line and lands a blistering hit on the Badgers quarterback. Clark 
was chosen as the defensive most valuable player of the game. 

match the Grizzlies with at least seven points to send the 
game into a third overtime or score eight to win the game. 
Neither happened; on Snow's first play of the second over- 
time Eastman dropped back to pass he looked towards his 
receiver Regan Buck who was already covered by a Butler 
defender. Eastman threw the ball towards Buck, but as he 
did, it gave Butler linebacker Forlando Johnson, Atlanta, 
Ga. freshman, time to run over and bat the ball away into 
his hands for an interception and the end of the game. 
After Johnson grabbed the ball and secured it away, the 
entire Grizzly team ran out onto the field in a bedlam of 
celebration, and the Snow Badgers all had the same look 
of utter shock and absolute disbelief of what had just taken 
place moments ago. 

It was not a blowout in a blizzard, but a double overtime 
thriller for the ages. And the bottom line was one way or 
another the Grizzlies found a way to get the job done, the 
game won, and their sixth national championship overall. 
For Grizzly fans all over Butler County and the surrounding 
areas, it could not have gotten any better or sweeter. 



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Butler Community College 

New Recruits Bring 

Dan Page 
Sports Media 

Last season, the Grizzly men's 
basketball team finished the year 
with a 9-21 record which put them 
at second to last in the Jayhawk 
Western division. Head Coach Mike 
Bargen took over half way through 
the season for Randy Smithson who 

After the season, the Grizzlies 
lost nine players to graduation 
and transfer. This meant 
it was time for coach 
Bargen and assistant 
coach Jon Craig to hit the 
recruiting trail hard. Once 
all was said and done the Grizzlies got committ- 
ments from ten recruits. 

Keyon Milliner, Indianapolis, Ind. fresh- 
man, Tracey Underwood, Fort Wayne, Ind. fresh- 
man, Luke Engelken, StJoseph, Mo. sophomore, 
Sam Creecy, Atlanta, Ga. freshman, Dushawn 
Brooks, Chicago, III. freshman, Mark Morgan, 
White City freshman, Zeb Garrison, Augusta 
freshman, RJ Jarrett, Kansas City freshman, Troy 
Pierce Emporia freshman, and Caleb Walker, 
Hutchinson freshman, all committed to play 
for the Grizzlies this season. The program only 
returned two players from the previous season 
in Maurice Colter, Forrestville, Md. sophomore, 
and Keil Riemann, El Dorado sophomore. Walker 
was also committed to play football in the fall, 
but after playing in a few games he left the team 
to pursue basketball. As the season has gone on 
fans have seen soaring dunks from Milliner and 
Brooks who have brought excitement back to 
Grizzly basketball. 

The Grizzlies tipped off their first game 
of the season at home for Haunted Hoops on 
Halloween night vs. Tabor JV. In their first formal 
game effort, Butler put up 105 points in their 
105-74 victory. In that game, all but one player 
scored for the Grizzlies. 

Their second matchup paired them with 
another JV team at home as they took on Friends 
JV and it was a little more competitive than the 

first game, but the Grizzlies maintained a lead throughout 
the whole game, winning 76-62. 

There was one game left at home vs. Northern 
Oklahoma-Tonkawa before the Grizzlies would make their 
first road trip. In a match-up against their first non-JV op- 
ponent, the Grizzlies played a great second half, scoring 47 
of their final 74 in a 74-53 victory. 

Finally, the Grizzlies hit the road to the Allen Coun- 
ty Classic where they defeated two JV teams who caused 
the Grizzlies to use the term "JV" very softly as their win- 

Brandi Niemeyer/ Grizzly 
Troy Pierce, Emporia freshman, throws up a one handed shot over the North- 
ern Oklahoma defender. The Grizzlies pulled off a close win over the Maver- 
icks, winning 74-53. Luke Engelken, St. Joseph, Mo. sophomore, ended the 
night achieving a team high of nine rebounds along with 17 points. 


The Grizzly Winter 2009 

ning streak continued to form. 

Next on the schedule was 
Northern Oklahoma-Enid at home who 
the Grizzlies built an early sizeable lead 
against, but in the second half allowed 
to come back and make it a game as 
Butler sneaked out the victory. 

The Grizzlies hit the road next 
for the Best Western Classic in Cof- 
feyville to take on Allen County and 
Coffeyville. In the first match-up, the 
team defeated Allen 77-73 and on the 
following day lost to host Coffeyville. 
The loss ended Butler's seven game 
winning streak which was their first 
since November 2004. Butler then 
faced Allen in a rematch at home, a 
game that finished the same as the 
first with the Grizzlies on top 59-49 as 
the team improved to 8-1. This game 
was the first in which Engelken did not 
score 17 points or more on the season. 

The Grizzlies then traveled to 
Enid for a rematch and lost a heart- 
breaker 85-83 in overtime. They then 
defeated two solid o pponentei Q Iowa 
western, ranked #14atfflafflme, and 
avenged a loss against Coffeyville be- 
fore playing in the Jayhawk Shootout 
located at Coffeyville. 

In their first match-up, the 
Grizzlies faced the Kansas City Com- 
munity College Blue Devils from the 
Jayhawk East and won 68-55. The next 
day Butler was put to the test against 
a very tough Cowley County team who was ranked nation- 
ally in the top five, but the Tigers were too much as Butler 
lost 89-71 in their final game before winter break. 

Coming back from break early, the Grizziles played 
host to Dodge City and won 70-66 in overtime to get back 
to where they left off and were led in scoring by Walker 
with 20 points. 

A few days later, the Grizzlies made a comfortable 
trip to Garden City for a exciting match-up that went right 
down to the wire. The Broncbusters just barely squeaked 
out the win by two, 58-56. Joining the team before the 
game was Chance Riley, Lawrence sophomore, who played 
football first semester he joined the men's basketball team 
during break, and received his first minutes of playing time 
vs. Garden City. 

Exactly a week later, Butler took on the Hutchin- 
son Blue Dragons in a match-up that the Butler fans who 
were present will not forget. Walker, a Hutchinson native, 
stepped up big in this game, scoring 29 points and hav- 
ing a great game defensively guarding the leading scorer, 
Darius Johnson-Odom. 

Carrying momentum from the a big home victory, 

Brandi Niemeyer/ Gr/zz// 
Tracy Underwood, Fort Wayne, Ind. freshman, takes a hand off from his teammate, Troy 
Pierce, Emporia freshman. The men came off a losing season, improving to 17-6 for their 
overall record so far this season as of press time. 

the Grizzlies (13-4) then traveled to Great Bend to take on 
#11 Barton County (18-1). Butler fell to the Cougars 75-64 
in a game where the Grizzlies sported their new black and 
purple jerseys. 

Butler next returned home to play the Colby Tro- 
jans on Jan. 21. The game was high scoring as highlight 
dunks from both squads were thrown down, but in the end 
the Grizzlies prevailed 100-91.The victory certainly wasn't 
their best as Colby had been sitting at the bottom of the 
Jayhawk West standings. 

Moving up in the conference standings, the Griz- 
zlies then made a trip to Pratt for an exciting match-up in 
the Beaver Dome. Pratt was sitting not far behind the Griz- 
zlies in the standings and proved that this game was sure 
to be a fight. This one was a very physical ball game for 40 
minutes and coming back from trailing by nine, the Griz- 
zlies won on a buzzer beating lay-up from Underwood. 

With much left to prove on the season the Grizzlies 
continued to fight as they had their minds on performing 
well in the postseason. 

As of 1/29/09 


Butler Community College 

Coach Brings New Light to 

Dan Hoffman 
Sports Media 

A brand new start for the women 
is the the best thing for them after 
a disappointing season last year. 

The new head coach, Mike 
Helmer, from Wichita South High 
School where he spent seven 
years, was very successful reach- 
ing the state playoffs a number of 
times in 6A and losing in the final 
in 2006. He has moved to the col- 
lege game for the first time. 

Jerise Freeman joins Coach 
Helmer as the assistant , after a 
season at Pitt State as a graduate 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Alysia Hart, Goddard freshman, protects the ball from two claw- 
ing Cloud Thunderbirds at the Power Plant. The Lady Grizzlies 
took a loss to the Thunderbirds, 61-45, after winning their previ- 
ous two games against Pratt and Colby. 

assistant. She is used to the Jayhawk Conference, as she 
spent two years at Seward as a player. 

Coach Helmer had four players returning to Butler for 
the season, Raneisha Hunter Kansas City, Kan. sophomore, 
Brittany Aldrich, Udall sophomore, averaging 9.2 points and 
41% shooting from three point distance and 45% shooting 
on the year, Lindsey Handcox, Austin, Texas sophomore, 
and Damara Lewis, Lyons sophomore. 

The Grizzlies also welcomed lots of new faces to the 
court. Angie Criner, Tulsa Okla. sophomore, brings the Griz- 
zlies an average of 17 points with 6.6 rebounds a game. __ 
Criner was a key player for the Lady Grizzlies with 26 
points in her first game. 

Alysia Hart, Goddard freshman, with 11.3 points per 
game with 76% free throws, is another new face to the 
team. Hart with 22 points in the second game for the Griz- 
zlies seems to get her game going when Criner is off. 

The Grizzlies, with other key new players as Lynsey 
Maple, Wichita sophomore, Jasa Wuthrich, Whitewater 
freshman and Janelle Briar, Newton freshman, keep the 
inside area strong. The Grizzlies may give up a lot of height 
in games but effort makes up for it. 

The sixth player for the Grizzlies in the early part of the 
season would be Jacque Dean, Denton, Texas freshman, 
and her defense brings the Grizzlies depth on the bench, 
something new this season. 

The Lady Grizzlies have even more depth at the guard 
position as Demika Holt, Jefferson City Tenn. sophomore 
and Mallory Mleynek, Wichita freshman, provide solid min- 
utes off the bench for the Grizzlies. 

The Grizzlies have given hope to the fans as the energy 
and the excitement of women's basketball is back as is the 
"floor burn defense" as student radio calls it. The Grizzlies 
started the season with nowhere but up to go, after a very 
disappointing season last year. The Grizzlies were predicted 
to finish fifth in the Jawhawk West conference and just 
make the playoffs. 

Opening night on Halloween gave the Lady Grizzlies a 
good test as Independence visited the Power Plant, and 
stood toe to toe with the Grizzlies till the last second of the 
game and the Grizzlies won by two. Criner with 26 points 
in the game led the team. 

The Lady Grizzlies started their season quickly and 
jumped to 6-2 in the first eight games of the season. 

The Grizzlies had great scoring in the first couple of 
games from Hart, Criner and Aldrich all stepping up in the 
early part of the season. 


The Grizzly Winter 2009 

The first roadblock the Grizzlies ran into was 
Thanksgiving week. The Grizzlies went on a 
three game skid on the road in Oklahoma and 

The Grizzlies started the streak in Oklahoma 
falling to Northern Oklahoma-Enid, and conti- 
uned it into Hutchinson dropping two more as 
ninth ranked South Plains, Texas and Labette 
stole games from the Grizzlies. 

The Grizzlies returned home for the final non- 
conference game before the Jayhawk Shootout 
and ended the skid with a big victory over Tabor 

The Grizzlies started the Jayhawk Shootout 
with a much needed victory over Kansas City, but 
fell the next day to a very good Cowley team. 
Criner led the team with 20 points against Kan- 
sas City, and 12 points versus Cowley. 

The Jayhawk Conference started after the long 
Christmas break with the team missing two key 
players due to injury as Criner and Aldrich both 
sat out for a couple of games. 

Jan. 3 the Grizzlies hosted Dodge City, and 
earned Coach Helmer another key win as this 
marked his first conference win as Hart led the 
team with 14 points as Criner missed the game 
due to the injury. 

The Lady Grizzlies did not see another victory 
for two weeks as they dropped three games, to 
Garden City and Barton on the road and a good 
Hutchinson team at home. 

The Grizzlies finally got back on track as they 
hosted Colby at the Power Plant. The Grizzlies' 
Handcox had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 
of 18 shooting for the night to send the Lady 
Grizzlies to another victory 75-55 over the Lady 
Trojans. The Grizzlies hit the road again hoping 
for a better trip to Pratt. 

Behind the game high 26 points from Hart, 10 
of 12 from the free throw line and 7 of 13 from 
the field, the Grizzlies took out the Beavers of 
Pratt 64-58. 

The Grizzlies returned home for a game aginst a tough 
and very good Cloud team ranked 10th. The Grizzlies fell 
to Cloud 61-45. The Grizzlies woes continued again but the 
game was broadcast on TV for the first time this year on 

The long road for the Grizzlies continues as conference 
play just started. The Grizzlies, 11-10 so far on the year, 
■™u <-n imnrove in conference with a 3-4 record in the 

games remaining on the sched- 
5 Cloud and Seward back to back 
lave a rough road ahead of them, 
le standings about midway 
are looking to steal a couple 
tter their standings for the playoffs 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Mike Helmer started off his season as a first time collegiate basketball coach, 
coming from Wichita's South High School. At South High, Helmer led there 
women's team two 6A State Tournaments. He started off his season right 
with two wins right out of the gate and is currently holding a record of 11-10 
with the lady Grizzlies. 

at the end of the season. 

Coach Helmer has made a big leap with the Grizzlies 
this season with a winning record, and a young team with 
great talent. As the year progress it looks better and better 
for the Lady Grizzlies. 

The new start for Grizzlies basketball is underway and off 
on the right path. The Grizzlies had their struggles and will 
on the way to the top but for a start this year they are well 
on their way, playing good ball. The season thickens up in 
the conference. The Grizzlies are still seeing progress on 
the way with the team and continue to get better almost 
every game. It's all a learning process for both coach and 
players this season as they all adjust to how competitive 
the conference is. 

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